UK time is: 23:26:33
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Substitute Me For Him!

I can recall sitting in the stand at Craven Cottage when Jose Mourinho made some very early substitutions against us.

At the time I cheered wildly, I thought (like many) that he had panicked, however, as the game unfurled he`d done something very brave, something that I admired.

Bringing on a substitute can always be a risky business. It can work, it can flop and you leave yourself wide open to criticism.

Therefore, it was great to see that Lawrie Sanchez had the testicular fortitude to try and change things around yesterday with the introduction of two substitutes. It worked and this is what Lawrie had to say to the press about the matter.

"Sometimes you live or die by your substitutions.

"This time the changes I made to bring on Shefki Kuqi and David Healy livened things up."

"Shefki is so enthusiastic. He will run a million miles for you. And he got the header that set up Dempsey`s goal."

"The thing about David is he needs to play alongside a big frontman."

"He didn`t start because we have a lot of strikers here and squeezing them all in is difficult."

"Last week he missed a similar chance to get his goal s I am very pleased for him he knocked that one in."




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

The Journalist

Writer: Andrew Joyce  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday November 4 2007

Time: 1:48PM

Your Comments

Love the headline - a Who fan by any chance?
merlin
of course it was a genius sub!! it was JOSE MOURINHO!! that mans a tactical genius!! it might not make sense at the time! but it will before full time!!
SMOKIEJACK
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Fulham Articles

Stats: Fulham v Derby (Saturday February 28 2015)

Fulham v Derby - Team-Sheets (Saturday February 28 2015)

Derby (h) - Stat Attack (Friday February 27 2015)

Fulham v Derby - Early Team News (Friday February 27 2015)

Berbatov Turns Back the Clock (Thursday February 26 2015)

The Recovery Starts This Weekend (Thursday February 26 2015)

Symons Talks - Wolves (a) (Wednesday February 25 2015)

Wolves 3 Fulham 0 (Wednesday February 25 2015)

Stats: Wolves v Fulham (Wednesday February 25 2015)

Wolves v Fulham - Team-Sheets (Tuesday February 24 2015)

Archived Fulham Articles

List All Vital Fulham Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. dobox 1

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
16. Leeds Utd 34 11 8 15 -9 41
17. Bolton 34 11 7 16 -11 40
18. Reading 34 11 7 16 -16 40
19. Fulham 34 11 6 17 -12 39
20. Brighton 34 8 13 13 -5 37
21. Rotherham 34 8 13 13 -16 37
22. Millwall 34 7 10 17 -23 31

Breaking League News

Slav Calls On Fans
Watford : 01/03/2015 20:25:00
McClaren Disappointed With Fulham Performance
Derby County : 01/03/2015 20:24:00
Emotional & Embarrassing Return For Powell
Charlton : 01/03/2015 20:07:00
Luzon - Huddersfield Performance Was The Standard
Charlton : 01/03/2015 20:01:00
LUFC Leeds Loan Watch - Bad week for Tonge
Leeds Utd : 01/03/2015 19:33:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

MOTM v Derby?
Suggested By:  putney
Bettinelli 0%
Richards 0%
Hutchinson 0%
Bodurov 0%
Stafylidis 0%
Parker 50%
Christensen 0%
Tunnicliffe 0%
Ruiz 50%
Woodrow 0%
McCormack 0%
Kavanagh 0%
Hoogland 0%
Dembele 0%